Description & Technical information

The inscription in the carpet indicates that a certain  Qui Lyan made this carpet according to the traditional rules,  during the third month of the reign of emperor Tao Kuang (Daoguang) of the Qing dynastie. This means the piece was made in 1821.

Date:  1821
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  China
Medium: warp and weft: cotton, pile: wool
Dimensions: 460 x 58 cm (181¹/₁₀ x 22⁴/₅ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Textiles